Getting a new roof installed on your house is not only needed to help your household stay safe from the elements but is also a great way to update your home. Affordable Contracting has put together a simple outline of what you can expect in the days leading up to, during, and after your new roof installation.
Prior to installation day
For the days leading up to the roof installation, here are a few things you should know:
- A dumpster might be delivered to your home before the new roof installation starts.
- An additional dumpster might be delivered if your roofing contractor is recycling your old asphalt shingles.
- The delivery of the new asphalt shingles will arrive a few days before the start of the roofing project and may be placed on your roof or in your driveway.
TIP: Ask your roofing contractor when this will occur so you can be prepared.
Roof Installation Process
It is important that you are prepared for when the actual roof installation process begins. Start by taking appropriate measures to protect any valuable items around the outside of your home. Work with your roofing contractor to understand if covering your flowers or shrubbery is needed. Make sure gates are either left open for the roofing contractors or ask that they close the gates behind them at all times. If there are special requests make sure you let the person in charge know about those in advance.
Other things to remember while you are preparing your home from a roof installation is to cut your grass short before roof installation begins. Shorter grass will make it easier for your roofers to use a magnetic nail finder to recover any nails or staples that go astray during a roof replacement. Cover items in your attic with a tarp or plastic sheeting. Small gaps in your decking can allow shingles, nails and other debris to fall onto your insulation or valuables stored in your attic.
The roofing contractor will most likely do a final walk-through with you; this is where you make sure they have done everything they said they would do. Typically the roofing contractor will do a sweep of your yard for loose nails and other debris. Be sure you have talked about the cleanup process prior to the start of your job.
After the Roof Installation
The dumpster will be picked up. A representative from the roofing contractor might set up a time to come to your house to do a general review and collect the final payment. This process is relatively quick and simple. Once all is said and done you will have your new roof installed.